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Join Date: May 2002
Location: Arlington, TX
Generally, most people don't need anti-virus programs, what they need is a good anti-spyware program. Several fit this gap, but the best is knowing where not to go and what not to click on. This is something that is learned over years of experience, but to demonstrate how effective smart browsing can be, I haven't run any virus programs or anti-spyware programs in about 5 years, and I've never been infected or affected by anything - and I do visit some shady sites here and there for various solutions.
Most experienced users may only use spyware programs, most users in general are affected by spyware, actual viruses are very rare - I think I've only seen it happen a few times in a decade legitimately.